- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 13, 2014

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Department of Education is recommending that the Dollarway School District in Jefferson County be released from state control.

The state took over the district in 2012, citing problems with Dollarway’s administration and student performance. The nearly 1,300-student district had been on probation for two years before the state takeover.

After the takeover, Dollarway’s school board was dissolved and a new superintendent was appointed.

An education department spokeswoman tells the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (https://bit.ly/1g3ir1Z ) that the state Board of Education is expected to vote in June on whether to return Dollarway to local control.

Bobby Acklin, who was appointed last year as Dollarway’s superintendent, says the district is moving in the right direction and he wants to build on that.

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Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, https://www.arkansasonline.com


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